Today's Games

March 04, 1995

C.W. POST (0-0) at LOYOLA (0-0)

Site: Curley Field

Time: Noon

Outlook: No. 5 Loyola lost its top two leading scorers from a year ago, but should be able to adjust against Division II C.W. Post (7-5 in 1994). The Greyhounds return five All-Americans, including senior M Zach Thornton and Del Halladay. Senior G Tim McGeeney had a .612 save percentage last year. C.W. Post was 1-1 against Division I opponents last season. Junior G Kelly Bixler (.649 save percentage) leads the Pioneers.

DUKE (1-0) at MARYLAND (1-0)

Site: AstroTurf Field, College Park

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: It's a matchup of two of the nation's top goalkeepers with Maryland's Brian Dougherty and Duke's Joe Kirmser. No. 10 Maryland split its series with Duke last year, losing to the Blue Devils 14-9 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Terps topped Villanova, 15-6, in their season-opener on Saturday. Kip Fulks scored four goals. The ninth-ranked Blue Devils defeated Butler, 19-4, on Saturday. Senior A Scott Harrison had four goals and three assists.

SYRACUSE (0-0) at GEORGETOWN (0-0)

Site: Kehoe Field, Washington, D.C.

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Top-ranked Syracuse showcases the premier defensive unit in front of senior G Alex Rosier. Highly touted freshman Casey Powell makes his debut on attack alongside sophomore Rob Kavovit. After falling short of its first NCAA tournament berth, co-No. 11 Georgetown strongly boosted a mediocre schedule with the addition of the Orangemen. The Hoyas return the core from last year's 10-3 squad and are led by senior A Chris Remington and senior G Jim Coale.

VILLANOVA (0-1) at TOWSON STATE (0-0)

Site: Minnegan Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: No. 6 Towson State opened its season last year with a 20-12 victory at Villanova. The Tigers are led by David Quinn and Dudley Dixon. Villanova lost to Maryland, 15-6, in its season-opener on Saturday. The Wildcats stayed close for the first two quarters but went scoreless for 23 minutes.

NAVY (2-0) at VIRGINIA (0-0)

Site: Klockner Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Co-No. 11 Navy gets a tougher test after defeating UMBC and Washington College in the last week. Matt Long leads the Midshipmen with seven goals and two assists. Co-No. 2 Virginia, national runner-up last year, heads one of the top and deepest offensive attacks in the nation. Navy will try to slow down the Cavaliers' scoring duo of Tim Whiteley and Michael Watson. Whiteley is still questionable with a stress fracture in his foot. The Cavaliers, 4-3 at home last year, defeated Navy, 14-7, last season.

PRINCETON (0-0) at JOHNS HOPKINS (0-0)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: 2 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: No. 4 Princeton won both meetings with Hopkins last season, including a 12-11 victory in the NCAA quarterfinals. The co-No. 2 Blue Jays return almost everybody from that squad. Defending national champion Princeton plays its first game in four years without Scott Bacigalupo in goal. But Scott Conklin on attack and Todd Higgins on defense heads a strong returning group.

UMBC (0-1) at RUTGERS (0-0)

Site: Rutgers Stadium, Piscataway, N.J.

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: UMBC began its season with a 16-13 loss at Navy. The Retrievers were one of 10 in extra-man scoring opportunities against the Midshipmen. Rutgers won its last three games of 1994. The Scarlet Knights were 3-3 at home last season.

DELAWARE (1-0) vs. YALE (0-0)

Site: Curley Field

Time: 3 p.m.

Outlook: Three-time defending North Atlantic Conference champion Delaware is led by Anthony DiMarzo. He scored a career-high five goals on Saturday as the 18th-ranked Fighting Blue Hens downed Drexel, 19-6. No. 20 Yale closed out 1994 with four straight wins. Tom Zaccagnino (31 goals, 10 assists) is the Bulldogs' top returning scorer. Yale beat Delaware, 14-5, last season.

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